ERIC Number: ED373769
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Implementation of an Interactive Videodisc Program: An Ethnographic Study.
Kao, Hsun-Fung; And Others
This enthnographic study examines the process of implementing an interactive videodisc program in a senior high school. The research questions were: What happened during the implementation process and what factors facilitated or hindered the implementation of the innovation? Descriptive data were collected through participant observation, interviews, and artifact collections. Study results revealed that implementing an educational innovation is a complex, multidimensional process involving the organization, the people, and the innovation. Effective implementation depends on the combination of all the factors described in the study, including initiation; planning, preparation, and support; communication and collaboration; district and school policies; teachers' realities; students' characteristics; change strategies; and characteristics of the innovation. (Contains 30 references.) (Author/JLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: American Memory Project (Library of Congress); Interactive Videodisks
Note: In: Proceedings of Selected Research and Development Presentations at the 1994 National Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology Sponsored by the Research and Theory Division (16th, Nashville, TN, February 16-20, 1994); see IR 016 784.